POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
The regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Maroney at 8:00 A.M. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse. Commissioners present: Worth, Arbach and Williams. Absent: Shellito.
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Williams to approve the January 2, 2013 minutes as read. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Barb Worth and Holly Wright met to discuss the relocation of the Library.
GHS GOVERNMENT STUDENTS
Chairman Maroney welcomed the Gettysburg High School government students. The students spent the morning observing the function of county government in the various offices.
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Williams to approve the following claims and authorize the Auditor to issue warrants for the same. All voted aye. Motion carried.
PAYROLL BY DEPTS: Commissioners: $2,345.00; Auditor 3,480.49; Treas. 4,556.68; States Attorney 3,660.16; Janitor 840.00; DOE 3,761.67; ROD 3,533.20; VA 461.50; Sheriff 7,683.28; WIC 247.25; Library 3,477.00; Extension 783.41; R&B 17,909.22; EMS 553.68.
SDRS $5,591.98; WELLMARK 42,500.99; AFLAC 888.26; GREAT WESTERN BANK 11,624.37.
OVERTIME by DEPTS: Sheriff: McClain $22.56.
4 SEASONS/JERRED RENTALS $400.00 EXTENSION & VA OFFICE RENT, A&B BUSINESS, INC. 337.14 SUPPLIES, APPLE TIME, INC. 323.27 SUPPLIES, WILLIAM ARBACH 17.02 TRAVEL & EXPENSE, AREA IV SR. CIT. PLANNING COUN. 2,000.00 ALLOCATION, B & R TRUCK REPAIR 5,732.19 REPAIRS/MAINT., BMS INC 26.00 SUPPLIES,
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS 1,669.39 SUPPLIES, BUTLER MACHINERY CO. 22,365.07 REPAIRS/MAINT., CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT 77.88 SUPPLIES, CENTURY LINK 82.00 UTILITIES, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 15.20 UTILITIES, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 88.45 WATER BILLS, CONNECTING POINT COMPUTER CNTR 87.00 SUPPLIES,
DAKOTA SUPPLY 72.27 SUPPLIES, DEAN’S REPAIR 132.64 REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, DIGITAL-ALLEY 1,925.00 SUPPLIES, DIGITAL-ALLEY 1,925.00 SUPPLIES, DON HERICKS 46.99 TRAVEL & CONF., DRIVERS LICENSE GUIDE CO. 42.90 SUPPLIES, ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 1,516.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FASTENAL 1,109.39 SUPPLIES,
FEDEX 11.47 POSTAGE & FREIGHT EXPENSE, FISCHER OIL COMPANY 884.30 SUPPLIES, GALE 149.92 SUPPLIES, GETTYSBURG MEDICAL CENTER 45.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 745.44 SUPPLIES, GREAT WESTERN TIRE, INC. 2,140.00 SUPPLIES, HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC 50.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES,
HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, IN 50.00 UTILITIES, FALYN HOGG 122.10 TRAVEL & EXPENSE, HOVEN COOP SERVICE 404.34 TRAVEL & CONF., HOVEN MEDIA, INC. 218.96 PUBLICATIONS, HOVEN MEDIA, INC. 34.00 SUBSCRIPTION, INTOXIMETERS 690.00 SUPPLIES, JOE ARBACH 490.00 RENT & UTILITIES,
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 45.37 REPAIRS/MAINT., K & K GREENERY 55.00 SUPPLIES, LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS 25.64 SUPPLIES, LOGAN ELECTRIC INC 841.54 REPAIR FLAG POLE ROPE, MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 290.54 UTILITIES, MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC. 150.00 EQUIPMENT RENTAL, MIDAMERICA BOOKS 67.80 SUPPLIES,
MIDWAY PARTS 81.60 SUPPLIES, MIKE’S REPAIR 469.73 REPAIRS/MAINT., MIKE’S REPAIR 116.88 REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 1,025.40 UTILITIES, NATIONAL 4-H COUNCIL SUPPLY 15.00 SUPPLIES, NESDCAP 2,500.00 ALLOCATION, NEW CREATIONS 19.66 SUPPLIES,
NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEVATOR 3,262.08 TRAVEL & CONF., NORTHERN PLAINS COOPERATIVE 3,705.00 TRAVEL & CONF., POTTER COUNTY NEWS 136.78 PUBLICATIONS, P.C. FAIR BOARD 7,000.00 2013 ALLOCATION, PENWORTHY COMPANY 628.19 SUPPLIES, POST OFFICE 145.20 POSTAGE & FREIGHT,
POTTER COUNTY LIBRARY 21.20 SUPPLIES, POTTER COUNTY TREASURER 610.72 POSTAGE & FREIGHT EXPENSE, SD ASSOC. OF CO. HWY SUPT 225.00 OTHER EXP., SD ASSOC. OF WEED & PEST 50.00 DUES, SD DEPT OF TRANS, DIV. OF FINA 422.26 REPAIRS/MAINT., SD SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION 419.87 DUES,
SDAAO 55.00 DUES, SERVALL 50.07 SUPPLIES, SERVALL UNIFORM & LINEN SUPPLY 180.42 SUPPLIES, SHEEHAN MACK SALES 129.34 REPAIRS/MAINT., SMITH, CRAIG 469.36 RENT, SUPPLIES, PHONE & FAX, SOVELL, EMILY 3,679.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, BUREAU OF INFORMATION & TELECOM 2,250.00 TELETYPE,
STEVE L. SMITH 65.33 TRAVEL & CONF., TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 16.96 SUPPLIES, The BURG 992.96 TRAVEL & CONF., UPSTART 126.21 SUPPLIES, VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS 44.50 UTILITIES, VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS 761.36 PHONE BILLS, VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS IN 152.66 UTILITIES,
VERIZON WIRELESS 100.05 PHONE BILL, VERIZON WIRELESS 299.87 UTILITIES, VILAS 106.25 SUPPLIES, VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS, INC. 456.66 SUPPLIES, WALWORTH CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT. 425.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, WEED & PEST CONFERENCE 170.00 REGISTRATION, WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC 100.00 TOWER RENTAL, DELVIN WORTH 34.41 TRAVEL & EXPENSE, ZUBER REFRIGERATION 62.63 REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE.
Supt. Smith and Darby Nutter, Eddies Trucks, Ft. Pierre met to discuss the Hughes County bid letting for trucks. Mr. Nutter informed the board that the bid would be good for 30 days for any other county to purchase off of Hughes County bid. Eddies Trucks Sales was the successful bidder at $116,511 per truck.
Moved by Worth, seconded by Williams to lease to purchase 3 trucks utilizing Hughes County bid. All voted aye. Motion carried.
A discussion was held concerning crushing gravel.
The need for hiring a full time person was discussed. Supt. Smith was authorized to advertise for a full time position.
Sheriff Hamburger presented the monthly activity report.
HUGHES COUNTY JAIL
Moved by Williams, seconded by Worth to authorize Chairman Maroney to sign the Jail Contract between Hughes and Potter County. The cost of services is $200 per day. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Williams to approve the following abatements. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Douglas Williams, Lot 25 & W 17’ of Lot 26, Gettysburg
Crandall’s Add’n. $853.36, abatement is eligible for veteran’s exemption.
Dakota District of the Wesleyan Church, Lot B Southside Drive Add’n. to Hoven SD. $1,127.98. Religious exempt.
Moved by Worth, seconded by Williams to authorize the following automatic budget supplements. All voted aye. Motion carried.
226-222-426.10 $1,990.00 Homeland Security Grant
207-222-425 $7,000.00 Homeland Security Grant
Commissioner Worth presented the following resolution and moved for its adoption.
BE IT RESOLVED by Potter County Board of Commissioners that the Plat of Lot 1, Rausch Addition to Potter County, located in NE1/4NE1/4SW1/4, Section 7, T120N, R74W, 5th P.M., Potter County, South Dakota having been examined, is hereby approved in accordance with the provisions of SDCL, Chapter 11-3, and any amendments thereof.
Commissioner Arbach seconded the foregoing resolution. All present voting aye. Resolution declared adopted.
The Register of Deeds, Clerk of Courts and the Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer were reviewed. Moved by Worth, seconded by Arbach to approve the above reports. All voted aye. Motion carried. Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer as follows:
AUDITORS ACCOUNT WITH
THE TREASURER AS OF 1/31/13
Cash Items $951.18
Great Western Checking 67,111.69
Plains Commerce Checking 5,645.93
Plains Commerce Fund Investments
Plains Commerce Bank 500,000.00
Checks on Hand 15,181.04
TOTAL CASH BALANCE
Total Assets In Custody of County As of 1/31/13
County Amount $1,373,288.71
Amounts Held For Other Gov
Amounts Held For Others 4,009.82
TOTAL ASSETS $1,708,916.88
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Williams to adjourn. All voted aye. Motion carried.
DEAN MARONEY, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
KAREN S. DOERR
Published once at the total approximate cost of $97.18
Gettysburg, South Dakota
February 4, 2013
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on February 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM. at the Finance office. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members Ron Larson, Josh Bausch, Pat Everson, Dawn Nagel Peggy Lehman and absent Fran VanBockel. Also present was Russell Anderson Maint Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer, Police Chief Bill Wainman.
Moved by Bausch, Everson seconded, motion carried to approve the minutes from January 7, 2013.
Moved by Lehman seconded by Nagel, motioned carried to pay the vouchers and the following late vouchers that will be paid later: Gas N Goodies, amb fuel, $98.05; Lomheim Repair, $115.09; Mikes Repair, tires, $532.68; Cam Wal, welcome sign, $10.75; Northern Plains LP, tank, $20.00 and Potter County for ½ teletype, $1125.00 for a total of $ 1,901.57.
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor & Council, January Payroll, $00.00; Finance Office, January Payroll, 3,643.92; Police, January Payroll, 5,563.60; Streets, January Payroll, 2,823.46; Snow Removal, January Payroll, 00.00; Garbage, January Payroll, 1,553.35; Airport, January Payroll, 00.00;
Swimming Pool, January Payroll, 2,062.00; Parks, January Payroll, 408.44; Water, January Payroll, 2,402.64; Sewer, January Payroll, 1,508.06; Ambulance, January Payroll, 2309.88; West Nile, January Payroll, 00.00; Auditorium, January Payroll, 2,075.76.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $24,351.11
NET PAYROLL $19,687.99
AFLAC, CANCER INS., $396.67; AFLAC, CANCER INS. (FEB), 396.67; ART HEPPER, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE, EMPLOYEE TESTING, 179.80; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,563.89; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 3,527.18; BANYON DATA, UTILITY BILLING SUPPORT, 1,090.00;
BUTLER MACHINERY CO, SUPPLIES, 973.24; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, WATER OUTREADS, 165.00; CENEX FLEET, FUEL-AMBULANCE, 108.39; CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, DUES, 25.00; COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS., 38.44; DAKOTA FARM AND RANCH, SUPPLIES, 841.61; DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 5,651.90;
DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 65.04; DARIN ZIEGLER, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; DAVID LARSON, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; DONNA JERRID, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCT, SUPPLIES, 330.41; GAYLE KLUDT, SUPPLIES FOR F OFFICE, 14.99; GERALD KNOX, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00;
GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT, TRIPLE B TAX, 2,153.23; HEARTLAND WASTE MGMT, GARBAGE SERVICE, 4,945.04; IN STITCHES, PATCHES SEWED, 52.00; J & B QUICKSTOP, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; JAY WORTH, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; LOGAN ELECTRIC, REPAIR OUTLETS STREET, 153.27; LOGAN ELECTRIC, FIRE SIRENS 565.45;
MARCO, MAINT COPY MACHINE, 107.50; MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 12,518.85; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 95.95; MN WIRELESS, AIRPORT & FIREHALL, 69.00; MONTANA DAKOTA, ELECTRICITY, 87.03; MONTANA DAKOTA, ELECTRICITY, 4,252.36; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 395.68; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 406.08;
NORTHERN PLAINS, LP, 50.00; POTTER CO NEWS, PUBLICATIONS, 144.17; PRAXAIR, SUPPLIES, 245.86; SCHATZ ELECTRIC, BECON LIGHTS, 1,212.45; SCHLACHTER LUMBER INC., SUPPLIES, 2,321.80; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CKS & WATER FEE, 26.00; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, GARBAGE & S POOL TAX, 395.90; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, MALT BEV-ROCK, 150.00;
SDDOT, AIRPORT CONFERENCE, 60.00; SDEMTA CONF, EMT WORKSHOP, 50.00; SD POLICE CHIEFS ASSOC, WORKSHOP, 65.00; SD ONE CALL, WATER CHECKS, 5.55; SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE, AUDITORIUM- INS, 61.00; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,889.29; SERVALL, OFFICE RUGS, 77.58;
STAN HOUSTON EQUIP, SUPPLIES, 203.47; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 621.30; US POSTMASTER WATER BILLS, 193.92; US POSTMASTER, PERMIT # 19, 200.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, TELEPHONE BILLS, 651.36; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 261.83.
TOTAL CHECKS $72,116.54
Chief of Police Bill Wainman presented his activity report to the Council. He presented a picture of the vehicle which he would like to order from Lambs (state bid) for $27,318.00. It will take about $4,000.00 more to change over the wiring and order a new cage. Moved by Everson, Larson, seconded motion carried to approve. Police Chief’s annual meeting will be held in Deadwood. Moved by Nagel, Lehman seconded for Bill to attend. There will no DARE program this year. Next year Bill will take the course so he will be able to teach the program. There is a code enforcement workshop May 8th in Chamberlain if a council member would like to attend. Moved by Bausch Larson seconded for approval of the new office furniture for the police department.
Russell shared the skid steer proposal amounts with the Council. Council member Everson suggested to check on a used one or just take the City’s skid steer out certain days to the rubble site. Russell also would like to order more trees for the park. Moved by Lehman, Everson seconded motion carried for approval of trees. Motioned by Nagel, seconded by Bausch motion carried per policy book for longevity raise (4 years) of 4% to Tyler Jost effective on his anniversary date. Tyler Jost will now receive $13.21 per hr effective Feb. 9, 2013. Council member Larson stated that we need to put up street signs to replace those that are missing. Russell will check with the state to see where we can place the signs.
The following fuel bids were presented to the Council:
N Central: Unleaded, $3.325 and Ruby Field Master, $3.70
Northern Plains: Super Unleaded, $3.35; No Lead, $3.40; FM #2, $3.48 and #1, $3.66
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Bausch motion carried to split the bids.
At this appointed time at 7:00PM the meeting was opened to the public for the Malt Beverage application for the Medicine Rock. Hearing no comments Moved by Bausch, seconded by Larson motion carried to approve the application.
Last month there was discussion on the storage vans. It was mentioned that there is a lot of storage vans that did not apply for a moving permit which was needed. Chief Wainman will check. We placed an article in the PC News back in 2006 and it was suggested to run the informational ad again.
Ambulance policies were discussed. For standby purposes it was suggested that the city only pay for three EMTs. The rule of thumb was that there would only be three be paid but it was never formally put into a policy. We will check and see what policies are needed.
The recap for the ambulance was given for review. Finance Officer Eliason also stated that Medicare recertification was done for the ambulance.
Playground equipment for the Little Angels Park was discussed.
The countertop from Schlachter’s for the Finance Office did not fit. Harvey Brehe will build new plywood cupboards to fit the space and then reorder the countertop. Motioned by Lehman, Bausch seconded for this project.
The hay bids for the airport and old battle site will be published in the Potter County News for two weeks with the bids to be opened at the March 4th meeting. Previously it was decided to have the bid for a 5 year period. Moved by Bausch, Larson seconded, motion carried to authorize this to be published in the paper.
Water tower repeater by AT&T will be done sometime in March or April 2013.
Sunset Museum gave the city a copy of their year-end financials which is a requirement since they received a donation towards their roof project.
Finance Officer asked the Council for a motion for an extension for the annual report. Our auditor Emily is out for maternity leave and there might be a delay. Moved by Lehman, Nagel seconded, motion carried.
Correspondence included a Letter from NECOG showing the areas grants. Council member Bausch stated that he called the company that put the airport gates in and they will be here Tuesday to inspect them.
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Everson motion carried to adjourn at 7:35PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $83.46
The GHS one-act play, “Can you hear them Crying? was performed as part of the State B festival in Brandon on Friday, Feb. 1. The cast, directed by Mrs. Julie Williams, brought home superior acting awards for performances by Alli Lake, Sydney Logan, Hallee Cronin, and Emma Weyand, and honors for outstanding ensemble for Katrina Smith and Alyson Hageman. Pictured in a scene from the show are (l to r) Lilli Cronin (Matt and Janet), Regan Everson (Pat and Barb), Shelby Kilian (Kevin and Teresa), Alyson Hageman (Crystal and Allen), Kali Hansen (Bill Hansen/Brandy Hansen), Katrina Smith (Vern and Nancy), and Emma Weyand (Corri and Jerry).
The regular meeting of the Gettysburg School Board will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 in the elementary school library.
A main item on the agenda will be continued discussion regarding the future of the high school building.
During the past few years, the school board and members of the community who form a building committee have explored options for the high school building. The groups have worked closely with the architectural firm of HKG Architects from Aberdeen to determine what steps are available to bring it up to current requirements for health and safety.
GHS was constructed in 1922. While it is structurally sound, it suffers a number of deficiencies, especially regarding accessibility and safety.
It was determined that the school has reached a point where something needs to be done, and both remodeling and new construction options have been discussed at length.
On Jan. 18, around a dozen people attended the special school board meeting where architects Dean Marske and Buffy King presented drawings with options for new school plans. After a lengthy discussion, they went back to the drawing board and presented updated options at another special meeting on Jan. 23 in the multi-purpose room. Nearly 30 people were in attendance to ask questions and discuss options. Also at the meeting was Toby Morris from Dougherty and Company, who talked about the tax impact the varying bond issues would have on the property owners of the district.
The way Morris explained it, the annual tax impact would be $300 for $100,000 of taxable valuation. That would be if the amount asked for was the maximum being considered, which would be around $7 million.
It was made clear that was on the high end. The amount needed to construct a new school, even on the highest end of the spectrum of plans presented, may not be that high.
He also said that all the property would be taxed the same. It is not taxed differently based on ag land, business, or owner occupied.
Consideration was also given to what would be done with the students if the existing school is remodeled. They would have to move to makeshift classrooms in other parts of the community.
With new construction, the students would be able to remain in the existing building while the work is being completed.
Construction on a new school would take a year to compete.
If the board passes a bond resolution at the February meeting, additional public meetings will be held to further educate the public about the need for a new high school building prior to a community vote on the bond issue which would take place in April.
If it passed the vote of the people, construction would begin in August, and students would move into the new school in August of 2014.
The school board and administration asked that patrons of the Gettysburg School District talk to their school board members or administrators to address any questions or concerns. As the layout details are worked out, the plans will be published along with further information on the tax impact to the property values in the school district in order to better inform area residents and provide information on upcoming community meetings.
Other agenda items for Monday’s meeting include administrative contracts, negotiations notice, calendar, and administrative reports.
The meeting is open to the public and all those interested are encouraged to attend.
School Board members are Kay Schmidt, Matt Cronin, Paul Kellogg, Ryan Lake, Kimberly Schweiss, Kevin Geditz, and Brian Robbennolt. The principal is Wendy Smith and the superintendent is Tim Hagedorn.
Last week’s weather prompted some of the Battler sporting events to be rescheduled.
The Lady Battler girls basketball team will play in Onida on Saturday, Feb. 9 with a start time of 6:30.
The Potter County boys basketball will play on Monday, Feb. 11 at Hoven against Edmunds Centralwith the junior high starting at 6:30, followed by the varsity.
The game in Onida will be held Monday, Feb. 18 against Sully Buttes starting at 6:30 for the JV team with the varsity game to follow. According to athletic director Vern Smith, they are also working on the possibility of a junior high game at 5:15 in Onida that day, too.
The sultry sounds of the 1941 jazz hit “At Last” came to the Jamboree stage courtesy of Gettysburg School vocal music instructor Jessica Larson. The song was originally written for the musical film “Orchestra Wives” and was made famous by Etta James. The number was part of the Hooray for Hollywood show put on by the Chamber of Commerce at the Legion Building on Friday, Feb. 1.
Steven A. Anderson, 51, of Pierre, died Jan. 28, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Services were held Friday, Feb.1, at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre. Burial followed at Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, SD.
Steve was born Sept. 6, 1961, in Gettysburg to Marvin and Catherine (Simon) Anderson. His family moved to Pierre when he was only a few weeks old, with Steve making the trip in a dresser drawer. He attended school in Pierre, graduating in 1979. His favorite class throughout High School was auto shop, which he turned into a career, working at Holst Motors, Wegner Auto, and Wal-Mart SuperCenter.
Steve loved spending time with friends, riding motorcycles and snowmobiles, racing dirt bikes and four-wheelers, having friends and family over for barbeques on the patio, and attending car races. He was happiest when surrounded by people, and helping people and animals, having fostered more than 50 homeless dogs for the Humane Society. His tough outside image hid a soft heart when it came to his nieces and nephews, godson, dogs and cats.
Steve was an American Heart Association honoree and participated in several Relay for Life walks during his illness. He received several honors from the Chrysler Corporation during his time as a Technician and later as Service Advisor for Wegner Auto. He was awarded Associate of the Month from Wal-Mart, and would always go above and beyond what was required to make his customers happy.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Marla, his brother John (Mary) of Wichita, KS and their children, his many friends and coworkers, his godson Steven, and his four legged family of Hazel, Molly, Pongo, Charley, and Gossamer.
He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Catherine of Pierre, his grandparents, and beloved uncles and aunts.
Feigum Funeral Home of Pierre is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.feigumfh.com
The Potter County wrestlers traveled to Warner on Friday, Feb. 1 to compete in the Warner-Northwestern Wrestling Quadrangular.
They came home with three more victories to finish their season undefeated with a record of 11-0 in dual competition. According to former Battler wrestler, Donnie Bowden, the last season the Battler team went undefeated was in 2005-2006. Potter County came away with wins over Warner/Northwestern 52-27, Britton-Hecla/Langford Area 40-30 and Ipswich/Leola 61-0.
Here are the individual match results: Potter County vs. Warner/Northwestern 52-27
Chance Stuwe (106#) Lost by fall to Tyler Braun
Luke Smith (113#) Won by pin in :43 over Tanner Peck
Garrett Rausch (120#) Won by forfeit
Brody Schatz (126#) Won by forfeit
Chris Zuber (132#) Won by forfeit
Jace Everson (138#) Won by forfeit
Truman Weyand (145#) Won by pin in :29 over Austin Dreyer
Cole Geditz (152#) Won by tech fall 17-2 over Adam Ochsner
Austin Haberer (160#) Won by pin in 2:17 over Levi Dinger
Luke Vogel (170#) Won by pin in 3:05 over Landon Seaman
Denver Jost (220#) Lost by decision 2-5 to Brian Peterson
Exhibition Matches: Jesse Wheeler won by pin in 1:13 over Darin Gubin and Alex Martinez won by pin in :53 over Darin Gubin.
Potter County vs. Britton-Hecla/Langford Area 40-30
Chance Stuwe (106#) Won by forfeit
Luke Smith (113#) Won by forfeit
Garrett Rausch (120#) Lost by fall to Nathan Jones
Brody Schatz (126#) Won by pin in 2:44 over Jonathon Mundt
Chris Zuber (132#) Lost by fall to Ben Boyko
Jace Everson (138#) Won by pin in :34 over Eli Wietgrefe
Truman Weyand (145#) Lost by fall to Garrett McIntosch
Cole Geditz (152#) Won by major decision 15-2 over Steven Wegleitner
Austin Haberer (160#) Won by forfeit
Luke Vogel (170#) Won by injury default over Mason Kilker
Denver Jost (220#) Lost by injury default to Matt Muth
Potter County vs. Ipswich/Leola 61-0
Chance Stuwe (106#) Won by forfeit
Luke Smith (113#) Won by pin in 2:25 over Cody Peterson
Garrett Rausch (120#) Won by forfeit
Brody Schatz (126#) Won by decision 5-0 over Lane Peterson
Chris Zuber (132#) Won by forfeit
Jace Everson (138#) Won by major decision 13-1 over Alex Marsh
Truman Weyand (145#) Won by pin in :25 over Tanner Moore
Cole Geditz (152#) Won by forfeit
Austin Haberer (160#) Won by forfeit
Luke Vogel (170#) Won by forfeit
Denver Jost (220#) Won by forfeit
Exhibition Matches: Preston Worth won by decision 6-0 over Nick Brandner and Phillip Vetter won by pin in 3:34 over Nick Brandner.
The Potter County Wrestlers traveled to Ft. Pierre on Saturday, Feb. 2 to participate in the tough Big Dakota Conference invitational.
They came away with four medal winners and a fourth place team finish against seventeen total teams participating. The Battler medal
winners were: Austin Haberer was the champion at 160#, Brody Schatz was the runner-up at 126# and consolation champions were Cole
Geditz at 152# and Luke Vogel at 170#.
The schools participating in the Big Dakota tourney were: Bennett County (BC), Chamberlain(CH), Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree (CEB/D), Harding County (HC), Kimball-White Lake/Platte-Geddes (K/WL/P-G), Groton (GROT), Miller/Highmore-Harrold (M/H), Parkston (PARK), Pine Ridge (PR), Mobridge-Pollock (MOB/P), Potter County (PC), Todd County (TC), Stanley County(SC), Sunshine Bible Academy(SUN B), Wolsey-Wessington/Wessington Springs/Woonsocket (WS/W/WW), Winner (WIN), and Little Wound (LW).
The Battlers will travel on Saturday, Feb. 9 to the Holland Invitational tournament at Howard.
Here are the individual results from the Big Dakota Conference tourney:
Carl Cronin 106# (25-14) Lost by decision 12-14 to Luke Heninger (SC), won by pin in 4:58 over Ty Bolton (WIN), won by pin in 2:59 over Jackson Nockels (K/WL/P-G), won by decision 8-3 over Bob Martin (PR) and lost by fall to Tobias Weddell (TC).
Luke Smith 113# (14-6) Lost by fall to Logan Mahoney (PARK), won by pin in 2:38 over Jack Whaley (SC), and lost by fall to Chad Whitley (SC).
Garrett Rausch 120# (25-16) Won by pin in :58 over Tye Kost (PARK), lost by decision 6-15 to Dawson Semmler (PARK), won by major decision 9-0 over Trig Olson (HC), won by major decision 13-0 over Jaden Madison (MOB/P) and lost by fall to Logan Pickner (CH).
Brody Schatz 126# (28-8) Won by pin in 1:38 over Brady Schoenfelder (PARK), won by major decision 13-2 over Dalton Gerbracht (SUN B), won by pin in :57 over Tyrel Haley (WIN) and lost by major decision 4-14 to Ethan Murtha (PARK) to place 2nd.
Chris Zuber 132# (15-17) Lost by pin to Austin Ripp (PARK), won by forfeit, and lost by decision 4-9 to Kayleb Borzik (WIN).
Jesse Wheeler 132# (2-7) Lost by fall to Garrett Keegan (CEB/D) and lost by fall to Cutter Gillaspie (SC).
Jace Everson 138# (24-8) Won by pin in :50 over Conrad Good Voice (TC), won by decision 8-3 over Tayte Clark (SUN B), lost by fall to Myles Bialas (PARK), and lost by fall to Jeric Albrecht (GROT).
Truman Weyand 145# (17-20) Won by pin in :49 over Killian Warner (MOB/P), lost by fall to Paul Waring (M/H), won by pin in 2:12 over Sheldon Herr (GROT), and lost by fall to Chandler Bakley (BC).
Cole Gedtiz 152# (32-8) Won by pin in :27 over Joe Marshall (TC), won by pin in 2:59 over Grant Brewer (MOB/P), lost by decision 2-3 to Devon Gnat (M/H), won by pin in 3:42 over Brady Hicks (BC) and won by decision 6-1 over Brandyn Middlesworth (WIN) to place 3rd.
Austin Haberer 160# (30-8) Won by pin in :13 over Cohl Turnquist (WIN), won by decision 5-0 over Forrest Cerv (WIN) and won by decision 5-4 over Dillion Stadlman (PARK) to place 1st.
Luke Vogel 170# (22-13) Won by decision 8-4 over Mike Hauke (CH), lost by fall to Tate Novotny (WIN), won by pin in :56 over Tyler Scott (GROT), and won by injury default over Herman Fennell (SC) to place 3rd.
Denver Jost 220# (14-12) Lost by fall to Jacob Fouberg (WS/W/WW), won by pin in 2:05 over Marshall Johnson (M/H) and lost by injury default to Rob Stover (PR).
We understand that not everyone can make every meeting so we are taking this opportunity to bring the public up to speed with where we are at with the process:
Option A – add elevators and sprinklers to the current high school built in 1922= $1.02 million
Option B – completely renovate the inside of the 91 year old building = $4.7 million
**our students would have to be housed in temporary quarters while the project is completed (12-14 months)
Option C – build a new 7-12 JH/HS and locker rooms = $4.6 million (includes geothermal heat/cool)
**students would remain in current building during construction with no class disruption
**architects indicate that our current ag classroom meets all standards and would not need to be replaced.
Option D – build a new 7-12 JH/HS and competition gym with new wrestling room = $6.75 million
**our current gym, built in the mid 1970s no longer meets SDHSAA requirements for hosting district and regional events.
**The new gym would be built where the existing high school stands and would be connected to the current gym and new JH/HS. The current gym would then become an auxiliary gym for practices and JH and grade school games.
NOTE that the projected costs are based on the area knowledge of the architects; the actual bids could come in less. Each of the projected costs includes everything except the desks and chairs for the classrooms.
Copies of the projected costs and proposed blueprints are available at the school business office for review.
The next step will happen at our Feb. 11 board meeting. At that time the board will need to pass a resolution for a bond issue in an amount to cover whichever option we choose to pursue. The board would also need to decide the term of the bond issue 20 or 30 years.
Here is where we need your input….please contact either a board member or school administrator with any questions you may have or your thoughts on which option you feel would be best in the long term for our students.
For over 90 years GHS has been providing quality, well rounded educations to Potter County’s children. Please help us continue that tradition.
The bond issue affects all classes of taxable values the same. The table below lists how the bonds would affect us as tax payers. Current interest rates are 2.5% for 20 years and 3% for 30 years.
$5 mil over 20 yr – $2.11
$5 mil over 30 yr – $1.68
7 mil over 20 yr – $2.95
7 mil over 30 yr – $2.35
$50,000 = $105.41/yr
$50,000 = $83.83/yr
$50,000 = $147.57/yr
$50,000 = $117.37/yr
$75,000 = $158.11/yr
$75,000 = $125.75/yr
$75,000 = $221.35/yr
$75,000 = $176.05/yr
$100,000 = $210.81/yr
$100,000 = $167.67/yr
$100,000 = $295.13/yr
$100,000 = $234.73/yr
$150,000 = 316.22/yr
$150,000 = $251.56/yr
$150,000 = $352.10/yr
The longer term means we would pay less up front but more over all. For example the $7 mil over 20 years would cost $5,900 per $100,000 over the term of the bond but the same bond at 30 years would cost $7,042 per $100,000 but save $60/$100,000 per year in taxes.
Any bond resolution that the board passes is a “NOT TO EXCEED” amount. If the bids come in lower, donations or grants are received prior to issuing the bond, we would only issue what we needed.
If we are able to pass the bond issue on the first vote in April, construction would begin in August 2013 and students would be in the new building by August 2014.
The school plans to hold additional community meetings in the upcoming months to provide additional information and answer any questions you may have. Please watch the paper for the meeting time and places. We will also put them on the radio and VentureVision as well as continue the use of the School Reach program.
Gettysburg School Board President